The 7th Annual Saints Aid event, will take place on the hallowed Love St turf on Sunday, May 18th and the online auction for places is now open!
Over the last 6 years, the event has raised over Â£36,000 for Saints Youth Development and this event promises to be the biggest and best to date!
To view the most recent state of play in the auction and place your bid, please click here.
Bidding will close on Monday, May 5th at 8pm sharp, with no bids submitted after that time considered.
Please click the read more button for full event details!
Saints Aid 7 Event Details
The event takes place at Love Street Stadium on Sunday May 18th 2008.
Kick off will be at 2pm - first thing to check is that you are free on that day at that time!
There are 26 places up for grabs in this years event. This comprises a home and away side made up of a goalkeeper, 10 outfield players and three subs which will be used on a rolling basis at the discretion of the teams managers on the day (more on them later!). The teams will be captained by two very special personalities!
Three of the 26 jerseys (Home number 12 & Away numbers 12 & 14) will be given away in special competitions which SMiSA will run in conjunction with our friends at the Paisley Daily Express, the St. Mirren Official Website and Black & White Army.com. Check the newspaper and websites for further details.
Note that in order to play you must be over 16 years of age on the day of the event!
What is on offer....
Saints fans are invited to bid for a place in one of the two teams to take part in a full 90 minute game on the Love Street pitch.
All participants will receive a full authentic St.Mirren strip to wear on the day which will be yours to keep as an everlasting momento. Please be aware that generally the kit will be pre worn by a number of the squad as these are club stock kit donated directly from St.Mirren and are not 'out the packet' items purchased from our friends at Provan Sports.
Participants this year will also be invited into the hospitality lounge (with a guest if they wish) for a complimentary drink. A couple of other SMiSA and Saints Aid 7 goodies will be presented as part of the package - more details on these to follow.
Live The Dream....
Your full strip will be hanging in either the home or away dressing rooms on the appropriate peg - you will receive a jersey, shorts and socks - goalkeepers should remember to bring gloves with them! No names will be on the strips.
The teams will be managed by the current Saints management team - Gus MacPherson & Andy Millen! Gus will manage the home side, and Andy will manage the away team.
The two sides will be captained by two former Saints legends - Tony Fitzpatrick & Tommy Turner! Fitzy will captain the home side and TT will captain the away team.
Bidding for all jerseys in the Saints Aid 7 spectacular start at Â£50. Any bid of Â£250 guarantees a reserve on an away shirt, with Â£300 guaranteeing a reserve on a home shirt. Bids will be accepted in increments of Â£5 for any of the 23 remaining jerseys on offer. We will update the website regularly with the very latest bidding information so please check the site regularly. This year we are manually updating the bids to ensure the system is as user friendly and accessible as possible. There will be at least one update per day!
Bidding closes on Monday May 5th 2008 at 20:00 sharp. No bids submitted after that time will be considered!
To bid for a shirt, please click here and submit your details (please not that all fields marked * are required and bids without such information will be discarded).
The gates at Love Street will be open on the day for friends and family to come and cheer you on. Each player will be permitted to bring one guest in to the prize giving ceremony after the game and both player and guest will receive a complimentary drink from the Saints bar.
All of the winning bidders will receive information on how to pay for their place in Saints Aid 7, either immediately if they use the Buy It Now option, or at the end of the auction on Monday May 5th. All payments must arrive by Tuesday 13th May. If you haven't paid by then, you won't play! If you have any questions or concerns about payment, you should email [email protected].
Please note that in order to play you must be over 16 years of age
on the day of the event. By bidding you are accepting full
responsibility for yourself playing in the game and any injuries that
may occur. Neither SMiSA nor St.Mirren FC can be held liable for such
If you have any other questions please feel free to contact us at this email address ([email protected]) - We will do the best we can to answer any questions that you have.
Enjoy the day - it is a great experience !!